Principal Investigator

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Dr. Marcelo Cypel


 

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Staff and Administration

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Aizhou Wang

Research Program Scientific Manager

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Affiliations:

PhD, Chemistry
 

Hometown:

Chongqing - China

Hobbies/Interests:

Cycling/bike mechanic

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Vinicius
"Vico"
Michaelsen

Wet Lab and Biosafety Manager

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Affiliations:

PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Hometown:

Novo Hamburgo - Brazil 

Hobbies/Interests:

Beach lover, cyclist, and upcoming snowboarder

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Yu

Zhang

Research Technician

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Affiliations:

BSc, Biological Sciences

Hometown:

Shenyang, China

Hobbies/Interests:
Travelling and watching

new movies

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Sarah

Wilson

Research Administrative Assistant

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Lorenzo
Del Sorbo

Critical Care Physician,

Investigator

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

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Bruno Pinto Maineri

Novel biomarkers for the detection of recurring lung metastatic cancer

Affiliations:

MD, Thoracic Surgeon

Hometown:

Caxias do Sul- Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Surfing, wakeboarding, Gremio and good trips

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Aadil Ali

Clinical implementation of Semi-elective lung transplantation

Affiliations:

PhD

Hometown:

Toronto - Canada

Hobbies/Interests:

Basketball, swimming and

web designer

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Edson Brambate

Preservation of donor lungs in situ after cardiac arrest

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Affiliations:

MD, Thoracic Surgeon

Hometown:

Port Alegre- Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Aviation and collecting antiques such as fountain pens, vinyls, and type writers 

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Thomas Lima

Evaluation of Hemoglobin-based Oxygen Carriers for Lung Perfusion

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Affiliations:

MD, Thoracic Surgeon

Hometown:

Port Alegre- Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Outdoor enthusiast & amateur harmonica player

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Affiliations:

TGHRI Research 

Hometown:

Toronto - Canada

Hobbies/Interests:

Cat lover- working with

rescue organization to

foster stray kittens

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Affiliations:

MD, Affiliate Scientist

Hometown:

Torino - Italy

Hobbies/Interests:
Soccer, pasta, and cheering

for Italy in the world cup

Graduate Students

Vanessa Menezes

Treatment of Donor Lung Pneumonia
using High Dose NO during Ex vivo Lung Perfusion

Strategies to Target Latent

Cytomegalovirus in Donor Lungs

using Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

as a Platform

Immunocloaking of the donor lung prior to transplantation

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Affiliations:

MD, PhD (c) 

Hometown:

Port Alegre - Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Former competitive swimmer, lover of outdoors and cyclist

TRAINEE AWARDS

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Gabriel Siebiger

Mitochondrial transplantation during lung allograft preservation

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Rafaela Ribeiro

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Jenny Yune

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Affiliations:

MD, MSc (c)

Hometown:

Gramado - Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Sports, violin, movie soundtracks, LOTR fan

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Affiliations:
MD, MSc (c) 

Hometown:

Salvador - Brazil

Hobbies/Interests:

Long distance triathlete, designer and compulsive reader

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Affiliations:

BSc, MSc (c)

Hometown:

Toronto - Canada

Hobbies/Interests:

Camping & roadtrips

LAB ALUMNI

Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Thoracic Surgeon, Switzerland

Khaled Ramadan, Doctorate

Present Position: General Surgery Resident - University of Toronto

Bruno Gomes, Post-doctorate

Present position: Thoracic Surgeon, Pelotis - Brazil

Marcos Galasso, Post-doctorate

Yui Watanabe, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Clinical Fellow at the Lung Transplant Fellowship Program - UHN

 

Robert Qaqish, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Thoracic Surgery Fellow, Iowa - USA

 

Yuki Ohsumi, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Thoracic Surgeon, Kyoto - Japan

 

Pierre-Benoit Pages, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Assistant Professor - University of Burgundy & Hospital of Dijon - France

Mauricio Pipkin, Post-doctorate

 Present Position: Assistant Professor - University of Florida, Gainesville - United States

 

Pedro Reck dos Santos, Master’s Thesis

Present Position: Assistant Professor - Santa Casa Porto Alegre - Brazil

 

Ricardo Kalaf Mussi, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Assistant Professor - University of Campinas - Brazil

 

Akihiro Ohsumi, Post-doctorate

 Present Position: Thoracic Surgeon, Kyoto - Japan

 

Jin Sakamoto, Post-doctorate

Present Position: Thoracic Surgeon, Kyoto - Japan